The act of photographing people involves a process of observation, scrutiny and looking. At times photographers remain detached and anonymous. Other times they are complicit, directing their subjects and encouraging specific actions and poses. Sometimes the gaze is returned, and sometimes it is denied. The power of the gaze can create complex relationships between the subject, the photographer and the audience.
From people observed in a crowd, to surveillance photographs from war zones, and images that ‘split’ our gaze, the exhibition will present the work of a range of photographers who have explored ideas of looking. It includes international and Australian photographs drawn from the NGV Collection, and features works by Brook Andrew, Chi Peng, Anne Ferran, Ashley Gilbertson, Charles Green and Lyndell Brown, Bill Henson, John Immig, Thomas Struth, and David Thomas.
This Free Exhibition runs from the 30th of September to the 4th of March at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Starting on Monday the 12th of September, Gwynne Street will be closed off for Roadworks.
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Widely acknowledged as one of the worlds leading portrait photographers, Platon has photographed the likes of Barack Obama, Muammar Qaddafi, Vladimir Putin, Al Pacino, George Clooney and many many more.
In this intimate Masterclass, the audience is strictly limited to fifty. Platon will discuss the technical aspects of his craft and how photographing such powerful people affects his work, and what it takes to gain their trust and co-operation.
Presented by The Loop
Date: Thursday 22nd September
Tickets are limited.
1:00pm – 2:30pm (1.5 hours)
Location: GPO, Melbourne
General tickets: $160
Discounted tickets: $80 for Semi-Permanent ticket holders / The Loop members
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